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1946-S 5C, FS (Regular Strike)

Series: Jefferson Five Cents 1938-1964

PCGS MS67FS

PCGS MS67FS

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PCGS MS67FS

PCGS MS67FS

PCGS MS67FS

PCGS MS67FS

PCGS #:
84030
Designer:
Felix Schlag
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
13,560,000
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 100,000 R-2.0 44 / 65 TIE 53 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 100,000 R-2.0 44 / 65 TIE 53 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 55,000 R-2.4 48 / 65 TIE 58 / 79 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 100,000
60 or Better 100,000
65 or Better 55,000
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.0
60 or Better R-2.0
65 or Better R-2.4
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 44 / 65 TIE
60 or Better 44 / 65 TIE
65 or Better 48 / 65 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 53 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 53 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 58 / 79 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67FS PCGS grade
2 MS66FS PCGS grade
2 MS66FS PCGS grade
2 MS66FS PCGS grade
2 MS66FS PCGS grade
2 MS66FS PCGS grade
2 MS66FS PCGS grade
2 MS66FS PCGS grade
2 MS66FS PCGS grade
2 MS66FS PCGS grade
#1 MS67FS PCGS grade
#2 MS66FS PCGS grade
#2 MS66FS PCGS grade
#2 MS66FS PCGS grade
#2 MS66FS PCGS grade
#2 MS66FS PCGS grade
#2 MS66FS PCGS grade
#2 MS66FS PCGS grade
#2 MS66FS PCGS grade
#2 MS66FS PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

With over 13 million made, the 1946-S Nickel is a very common coin. However, fully struck examples with full steps on the reverse are a different story. Those coins represent a small portion of the overall population and they are very popular with collectors. Currently, the 1946-S Nickel with Full Steps is slightly more common then the 1946 Philadelphia issue but much less common than the 1946-D. Fortunately, many of the certified examples are in high grade and are reasonably affordable. The best example certified by PCGS is a single MS67FS.